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13 October - 2019 - West of England Cocker Spaniel Club - Championship Show - Judge Mr K Costello (Dogs) and Mrs G Pearce-Gudger (Bitches) - Freddie 2nd Any Colour Veteran.  Alice 2nd in Any Colour Open Bitch which has gained Alice her Stud Book Number and lifetime qualification for Crufts.  Little Norah showed very well but was a baby in her Minor Puppy Class and was unplaced.  We had a really lovely day catching up with friends.

Critique from Mrs G Pearce-Gudger - 2nd De Carteret’s Kyna Slack Alice With Derrindee blue roan with dark feminine head of good proportions, dark tight rimmed eyes and square muzzle, short in neck and slightly heavier on shoulders than 1, good forechest and uppearm, substantial boned legs with neat feet, deep ribbed short coupled body with rear quarters of good muscle tone and angulation, well coated and presented, moved well.

 

01 September 2019 - The Guernsey Kennel Club Autumn Open Show - Judges Mrs R Barney "Verrami" - Freddie 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Dog and Best of Breed, nothing in the Group today as Fred was bored.  Alice was 3rd in Open Bitch.  

Critique from Mrs R Barney - Cocker Spaniel OD (1) De Carteret's Bitcon Spy for Derrindee, good headed lad, lovely legs & feet, carrying a little bit too much weight, good angles fore & aft, a little short in neck but moved out well both ways & in pofile. BOB.

 

17 August 2019 - The Kennel Club of Jersey Summer Championship Show - Judge Mr Frank Kane - Freddie 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Dog, Best of Breed, Gundog Group 2 and the Jersey RCC.  Alice 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Bitch and Best Bitch.  What an honour to show under Frank Kane again and for Freddie to do so well under him 7 years on from when he last judged him in Jersey.  Freddie really showed well and pushed the Group 1 winner hard.  Huge congratulations to my travelling buddy Jodie Trebert for taking Group 1 and the Jersey CC with her Spanish Water Dog Seve!!  He powered around the ring and did not disappoint going 3rd Best in Show.  Thanks also to Mark Evans and Ginny Heaume for the lovely photos taken at the Show and also a thanks to my other travelling buddies Jo Mauger and Yvonne Wilkinson for all the laughs. 

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Critiques from Frank Kane

Cocker Spaniel OD (3, 0) 2 very good blue - 1 De Carteret Bitcon Spy for Derrindee top quality 7 years blue. Very cockery. Scores in head and eye. Is carrying maximum weight which just told against him in the group competition. BOB & Grp 2. 

Cocker Spaniel OB (6, 0) Really good class - 1 De Carteret Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee 4 years blue. Very cockery and excellent mover. Scored in front action. Good head but I’d prefer a darker eye.

07 July 2019 - East of England Agricultural Society Championship Dog Show - Judge Mrs Linda Robinson "Jozelah") - Alice was 3rd in her Limit Bitch class qualifying her for Crufts 2020. 

23 March 2019 - The Kennel Club of Jersey Winter Championship Show - Judge Mr Moray Armstrong "Bitcon".  Only Alice shown today and she did not let me down by winning Open Bitch, Best of Breed, Best Bitch and Gundog Group 4!!  Huge congratualtions to my great friend Ginny Heaume and her Clumber Spaniel Flo on winning Reserve Best in Show and to another good friend Natalie de la Cour on winnig Best Puppy in Show with the gorgeous Teddy the Shih Tzu!!

Critique from Moray Armstrong - Open Bitch - Kyna Slack Alice at Derindee - Super head and eye, nice neck and shoulder, big ribs, strong quarters nice bone and feet. Sound and stylish, excellent side profile, carrying too much weight which cost her higher group places. BOB. G4

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17 March 2019 - The Guernsey Kennel Club Match - Judges Mrs Christianne Beardow - Alice won her class and was later declared Best in Match.  I was totally shocked and delighted with Alice she hasn't been shown since October 2018 and really showed her socks off. Thank you Christianne for thinking so highly of Alice.  Congratulations to Pam Smith and Lynn Ozanne on taking Reserve Best in Match with their Welsh Springer Spaniel Ceren.

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24 February 2019 - Guernsey Kennel Club Members Show - Judge Mrs B Bodle - Freddie was 1st Open Dog and 2nd AV Gundog Open Dog.  No Alice today as she has put on some weight thinking she was pregnant lol Hopefully she will be out and about again very soon!!

Critique from Mrs Bodle - OD (3,1 abs) 1 and BOB De Carteret’s Bitcon Spy For Derrindee handsome male with a lovely head and expression, clean slightly arched neck, well boned straight forelegs and good feet, well sprung ribs and a strong topline held on the move. Moved out with animation and total soundness.

20 February 2019 - A very sad day for us all when we had to say goodbye to Marvin this morning.  After a very short illness he took a turn for the worse and the kindest thing to do although very heartbreaking for us was to let him go and suffer no more.  He was a cheeky, naught but lovable old boy and we miss him deeply.  Sleep tight Marvin until we all meet again xxx

Linda Moroney Oh Derryn, that's so sad. Sending you hugs xx
Mark Sanderson So very sorry
Di Le Tissier Have PM'd you
Shari Bennett So sorry to hear this sad news Derryn. Run free with Douglas over Rainbow Bridge now Marvin. x
Julian Schofield So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you XX
Nicky De Lisle Sorry to hear this Derryn, it's never easy letting them go, he will be with you always xx
Jo Mauger I'm so sorry Derryn he was a special cocker full of character. Thinking of you at this sad time. Love to you all.xxx
Jane Simmonds Sleep tight Marvin - you were much loved and will be very sadly missed ???? Thinking of you Derryn xx
Jane Cowles So hard, definitely the worst bit of owning dogs, they are just never with us long enough :( xx
Mich Wilson So sorry Dessie xx

 

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Nothing much to report at the moment ... looking forward to Channel Islands Dog of the Year which is on 16 February and then the Guernsey Kennel Club Members Show on 24 February.